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Committee demands urgent constitutional reform in Malta, warning of ‘extremely weak checks and balances’

The rule of law in Malta is seriously undermined by the extreme weakness of its system of checks and balances, the Legal Affairs Committee has concluded, approving a report by Pieter Omtzigt. More

Citing ‘serious concerns’, committee calls for re-opening of Nemtsov murder investigation

The Legal Affairs Committee has called on the Russian authorities to “re-open and continue” their investigation into the murder of Boris Nemtsov, listing a number of “serious concerns” over its independence and effectiveness. More

Belarus: members denounced the judgment confirming the death sentence of Aliaksandr Asipovich

The rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty and the Chairperson of the Political Affairs Committee, denounced the judgment of the Supreme Court of Belarus confirming the death sentence of Aliaksandr Asipovich. More

Hearing on “Daphne Caruana’s assassination and the rule of law, in Malta and beyond: ensuring that the whole truth emerges”

The hearing on “Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination and the rule of law, in Malta and beyond: ensuring that the whole truth emerges” took place at 9am in Room 1 of the Council of Europe. More

Committee alarmed at ‘politically motivated’ charges against Romanian former anti-corruption high official

Legal Affairs Committee has expressed alarm at the criminal charges laid against Laura Codruta Kovesi and suggested the charges “may well be politically motivated”. More

Rapporteurs react to sentencing of Memorial’s Oyub Titiev in Chechnya, Russian Federation

Rapporteurs Frank Schwabe and Raphaël Comte today reacted to the sentencing by a court in the Chechen Republic of human rights activist Oyub Titiev to four years’ imprisonment in a penal colony. More